Marines


Coronavirus
Personnel from across Marine Corps Base Hawaii continue to apply preventative measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, MCBH, May 21, 2020. Thank you to all the MCBH Marines, Sailors, Civilian Marines, and families for your continued resilience during this pandemic. Please continue your dedicated efforts towards this fight. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Jose Angeles).
Base leadership aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) discuss the installation's response to the COVID-19 outbreak, May 15, 2020. MCBH is currently in Health Protection Condition Charlie, which is where the military and medical leaders are taking necessary precautions to prevent or respond to a potential outbreak.(U.S. Marine Corps video by Sgt. Luke Kuennen)
Personnel from across Marine Corps Base Hawaii come together to make cloth face coverings at the Base Chapel, MCBH, Apr. 15, 2020. U.S. Navy Lt. Timothy Pate, chaplain, Headquarters Battalion, MCBH, organized the event to help Marines and Sailors create cloth face coverings in order to minimize the spread of germs and promote good health across the installation. In accordance with MARADMIN 218/20, base personnel are required to cloth face coverings when they cannot maintain six feet of social distancing. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Shane Linder)
U.S. Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. Brian Dye, provost sergeant, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, provides MCBH with an installation COVID-19 update, Apr. 9, 2020. MCBH is currently in Health Protection Condition Charlie, which is where the military and medical leaders are taking necessary precautions to prevent or respond to a potential outbreak. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Matthew Kirk)
The @cdcgov is advising people to follow five simple steps to help prevent the spread of #COVID19: 1. Wash your hands 2. Cough/sneeze into your elbow 3. Don't touch your face 4. Stay more than 6ft (2m) away from others 5. Stay home if you feel sick
Ensure to practice social distancing by avoiding crowded areas and places; stay six feet away from others; increase physical space; stay indoors as much as possible; and remain vigilant. Marine Corps Base Hawaii is currently in Health Protection Condition Bravo, which is where the military and medical leaders are taking necessary precautions to prevent or respond to a potential outbreak. (U.S. Marine Corps video by MCBH COMMSTRAT)
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least twenty seconds and wash them often and thoroughly. When using hand sanitizer, use alcohol based sanitizer. Marine Corps Base Hawaii is currently in Health Protection Condition Bravo, which is where the military and medical leaders are taking necessary precautions to prevent or respond to a potential outbreak. (U.S. Marine Corps video by MCBH COMMSTRAT)
Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched or used objects and surfaces; avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth; cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and dispose of it in a trash bin; if no tissue is available, sneeze or cough into your elbow. Marine Corps Base Hawaii is currently in Health Protection Condition Bravo, which is where the military and medical leaders are taking necessary precautions to prevent or respond to a potential outbreak. (U.S. Marine Corps video by MCBH COMMSTRAT)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Samantha Sanchez explains precautionary measures that can be taken to prevent the spread of diseases when receiving packages and grocery shopping, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Apr. 1, 2020. MCBH is currently in Health Protection Condition Charlie, where base personnel and their families are taking necessary precautions to maintain their readiness and health. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Jose Angeles and Lance Cpl. Samantha Sanchez)

MCBH is in Health Protection Condition (HPCON) level Bravo+

This decision is informed by local conditions based on public health surveillance data, guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, collaboration with the State of Hawaii, and advice from the command PHEO. All current mitigation measures remain in place as MCBH continues to employ a conditions-based approach to COVID-19 response.

For further guidance, please contact your chain of command.

Visit the MCCS website for updated information on available services. For up to date impacts, hours and closures, please visit https://mccshawaii.com and also monitor https://www.facebook.com/mccshawaii

Please visit the Commissary web site for current hours and updates:

https://www.commissaries.com/shopping/store-locations/kaneohe-bay-mcbh

COVID-19 Mitigation Measures

While off base, personnel will follow State of Hawaii and Oahu County COVID-19 policies. Please visit https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/ for more information. 

Aboard MCB Hawaii, the below policies will apply.

All travelers must comply with Hawaii State policy:

Please visit https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/getting-to-hawaii/ for updated information regarding Hawaii state travel policy.

While aboard MCB Hawaii, the below policy will apply to travelers. State policy will continue to be followed while outside our gates.

An Exception to Policy (ETP) request form must be submitted to MCBH no later than 10 days prior to traveler arrival on island if unable to comply or execute duties under the MCBH ROM Rules

MCBH Exemption to Policy Request Form

There are three types of restriction of movement (ROM) that individuals with MCBH may be required to implement:

Conditional Release, Quarantine, and Isolation. These three different types of ROM will be assigned by the respective unit (Commanding Officer) as recommended by a competent medical authority.
 
Individuals assigned to ROM will:

(1) Understand and adhere to all local and command guidance for specific ROM requirements and policy. Any questions should be addressed through the chain of command.

(2) Self-monitor to check for fever, cough, difficulty breathing, or any other COVID-19 symptoms. Consult a competent medical authority if experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. Immediately notify a supervisor or command representative if taking a COVID-19 test.

(3) Avoid unnecessary close contact with others.

(4) Not conduct leisure travel, visit public or crowded areas, or use public transportation. Appropriate face coverings shall be worn by all ROM personnel as directed. Access to messing facilities, exchanges, food courts, fitness centers, and other shared facilities is prohibited.

No-contact takeout, drive-through, and delivery food options from various services are authorized provided social distancing measures are maintained.

Individuals assigned into Isolation or Quarantine shall not exit their assigned quarters for any reason until medically cleared to do so. Those assigned into Conditional Release may exit quarters for mission-essential official duties (as determined by commanders), to access laundry facilities, MCBH Commissary (limited to one person per household), conduct outdoor exercise, visit designated smoking areas, and conduct other essential tasks not in a public setting provided they maintain social distancing greater than six feet from others.

Anyone, living on or off-base, will be placed in ROM-Conditional Release if hosting ROM personnel in their domicile.

MCBH Service Members and dependents who host off-island guests in their domicile (on or off base) may avoid ROM-Conditional Release if the following criteria are met:

(1) Unit commander is notified at no lower than O-5 level of intent to host off-island guests.

(2) Documentation is provided to unit commanders (O-5+) showing that off-island guests have complied with the Hawai’i Safe Travels Program, to include a negative COVID test result.

POINTS OF EMPHASIS:

          (a) Guests awaiting test results after arrival, and their hosting Service Members and/or dependents are subject to ROM Conditional Release restrictions, until negative test results are received and cleared of the State quarantine policy.

          (b) If the service member who is hosting an off-island guest cannot or will not provide a negative test result/proof of adhering to Hawaii Safe Traveler’s Program, then the service member will remain in ROM/CR for 10 Days.

(3) COVID risk mitigation plan is completed in accordance with parent command policy.

DoD civilians, contractors, concessionaires, and franchise employees who live off base and are hosting off-island guests in their domicile should inform their supervisory chain, and self-monitor for symptoms. DoD civilians, contractors, concessionaires, and franchise employees should not come aboard MCBH if they become symptomatic except to receive medical care.

Off Island Guests will be allowed to use services on base, but should not visit workplaces or operational units.

BASE COVID-19 ORDERS AND INSTRUCTIONS

For CAC enabled users, please follow the link below to access the most up-to-date base orders and instructions regarding COVID-19

https://usmc.sharepoint-mil.us/sites/mcipac_mcbhs3_covid/default.aspx

Mokapu Elementry School

For up to date information, please monitor the HIDOE website. Please continue to check the DOE and Mokapu school website and social media outlets for updates and other important information.

Department of Education Website: http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/

Department of Education Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HIDOE808/

Mokapu Website: https://mokapu.k12.hi.us/

Mokapu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MokapuElementarySchool/

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